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Delaware INBRE Summer Scholars Program 2020

Please note, summer scholar selections are continuing as planned with the assumption that the INBRE summer scholars program will run during the Summer of 2020.  However, as the situation with the pandemic is now fluid, it is possible that we will need to significantly change the program scope, limit which scholars are able to participate based on the details of their research project/its suitability to remote work,  or even cancel the Summer program altogether as the start date approaches.    As the Governor of Delaware has extended the state of emergency, which seeks to limit interpersonal interactions and disease spread, until May 15th, we anticipate making our final decision about whether the program (or individual undergraduate research projects) will run this summer no later than May 18th, 2020  


Summer Scholar Program Applications:

      Application Timeline (3&4 may vary by research location)

  1.  Summer 2020 Application opens                              January 15, 2020
  2.  Applications & Recommendations Due                March 1, 2020
  3.  Students notified of decisions                                    April 6-16, 2020
  4.  Student acceptance deadline                                    April 30, 2020


Materials required for application submission:

    1. Resume
    2. Unofficial Transcript
    3. 1 letter of recommendation (submitted electronically through the application by the person giving the recommendation)
    4. Essay :
      Your personal essay should be 300 – 600 words, and describe the following:
      1) When you think of research, what comes to mind? Include your previous research experiences, if any, and tell us if you have worked /are currently working with your first choice INBRE mentor 2) Describe your educational and career goals and what inspires you to pursue these educational/career goals? 3) Explain how an internship with Delaware INBRE would help you succeed in your educational and/or career goals. 4) Are there any special circumstances related to your academic record that you feel we should know about?
    5. You will be asked to list your top 3 mentor choices from those listed under research opportunities.

              Summer Scholar Program Details: view page


            Regional summer opportunities also are available in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire & Rhode Island. Contact the Delaware INBRE education office at, for more information.


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